Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shootings at this event here today. so, clearly this is an effort by the white house to put pressure on lawmakers. as we've been pointing out, there are two tracks here that will take place, things that congress can d
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
be, anderson. >> jessica, stay with us. i want to bring in dan gross, president of the brady campaign to end gun violence. mr. gross, what do you make of what jessica is reporting? >> it's exactly what -- >> sorry, we're -- >> it looks like exactly -- >> we're having a hard time hearing you because of the announcement right now. we know you're on the train. let me bring jessica back and we'll come back to you again. hopefully, they will have stopped that announcement. in terms of what could be possible through executive order, what on this list -- i guess some of the information on background checks perhaps? >> reporter: expanding the way background checks -- the way background checks could be conducted could be done through executive order, making that information more readily available, improving the way especially mental health is reported forward could be done through executive order. and also gathering more research on where the guns are in america. that's another thing that could be done. there is a long list. i could go on, anderson. you might want to get to your guest. >> let'